Deadly tornado outbreak

At least 23 people have been killed in Alabama, making it the deadliest day for tornadoes in two years. ABC News' Elizabeth Hur reports.
2:04 | 03/04/19

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Good Monday morning we hear it breaking news in the south where a tornado outbreak is to blame for widespread destruction. At least 23 people have been killed in the stores making it the deadliest day for tornadoes and two years the National Weather Service says a half mile wide tornado. Hit Leake county Alabama with winds up to 136. Miles. Per hour overnight parts of the deep south remain on alert for tornadoes and in the northeast. The same intense storm system is bringing heavy snow ABC's Elizabeth her joins us with the latest Elizabeth good morning. Today Kenneth good morning to you the death told from that tornado outbreak is expected to rise as rescuers continue their search for missing people. There's now a statewide emergency in Alabama as cleanup gets under way. Down south. Cleanup already under way where this one turned did leave leaving a path of destruction Alison they're trained Aston lord protect everybody around us. More then a dozen tornadoes were reported across parts of Alabama and Georgia. Knocking homes off their foundations toppling trees crushing cars and knocking out power to thousands. This man in Georgia showing the devastation in his neighborhood while on FaceBook lied. In Alabama the entire state under a seat of emergency or anywhere from door to dilate eyes watching the sun to clouds and have. Residents still in all but stepping in to help pick up the pieces of it here my whole life. Me personally this is especially get now to open this is this is the worse. With the. Officials in Lee County warning the debt go they're expected to rise as crews get back out in the daylight to resume their search and rescue operation. Officials say they worked late into the night last night trying to look for survivors even flying chew bones with heat sensing device is attached to them. Again their work is continuing at daybreak today with help arriving from a half the region. A lot of work to do as we start this Monday thank you Elizabeth her.

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